Authorities in Keighley have seized a cannabis stash potentially worth more than £1 million from the town’s streets. The Keighley Neighbourhood Policing Team is currently conducting investigations following the discovery of a large-scale cannabis cultivation operation in a disused commercial building on Alice Street on Tuesday, March 26.

During a comprehensive operation spanning several days, law enforcement officers confiscated over 1,000 cannabis plants from the site. Additionally, measures were taken to ensure the safety of the premises.

Six individuals were apprehended as part of the operation, with three men aged between 35 and 43 subsequently charged with offences related to the production of controlled substances.

Inspector John Barker of the Keighley NPT, said: “We have been working hard with partner agencies and the community under Keighley Together to tackle drugs-related crime in Keighley. This operation has very much been part of that ongoing work, and demonstrates our commitment to getting drugs off our streets.

“We know that drugs such as those recovered cause long-term misery for people and fuel crime and anti-social behaviour in the area and warrants such as the one we executed in this operation aim to tackle that.

“This warrant was made possible by the community information and intelligence that we have received. I would encourage anyone who has suspicions about drugs and drug dealing to report them.

“Information can be given by calling West Yorkshire Police on 101, or contacting us online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat

“Reports of information and intelligence can always be made anonymously via the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.